Yesterday Ken and I attended the Seattle Symphony Musical Legacy Society luncheon at Benaroya Hall. As always it is inspiring to connect with people who care about music and about making it accessible to all. The program focused on a young high school composer, Will Langlie-Miletich, who had written a piece for a string quartet and got to hear it for the first time performed live along with us. We also heard two original lullabies that two homeless mothers had written associated through a Mary’s Place project performed by vocalist, Amy Bokanev, and finally an enthusiastic LinkUp instrumental and vocal performance by Northshore Christian Academy.
Since I have believed for many years that we have a societal duty to not only help support the basic needs of food and shelter for those less fortunate, but that we also should have the desire and duty to “feed the soul”. The programs that the Seattle Symphony presented yesterday were doing just that for people who otherwise might not have access to music.
The Musical Legacy Society will help ensure that these programs can be continued into the future. And as always, we enjoyed seeing other Seattle Symphony family members whom we have gotten to know over the years including Llew Pritchard, Bob & Clodaugh Ash, Cynthia Bailie, Marilyn & Reid Morgan, Julia & John Shaw and Nancy & Russell Fosmire.